Seven Saudi family members died and six others got injured in a tragic accident where three cars were completely destroyed after a truck diverted onto their lane between the two provinces of Muscat and Dhofar in Oman on Tuesday.
In an interview with Al Arabiya, Naeem Abdulrida, a relative to the family, said that it was a family trip of 13 people in two cars.
Abdulrida added that the family was surprised by a truck that diverted their way and destroyed the first car, in which the father “Uncle Yousuf” died with his wife and his son Ali and two of his daughters.
Two other children died in this terrible accident.
Abdulrida added: “The second car had two men, two girls, and two children, and they are stable now. Some of the family members went to Oman in coordination with the Saudi embassy to move the dead bodies on Thursday evening and burry them tomorrow, Friday.”
Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Oman said that it is following up on the situation of the Saudi nationals affected by the accident with the Omani authorities, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the police, and the hospital where the injured got transferred to through air ambulance.
Names of the family members who died: Ahmed Abdulrida, Madina al-Haji, Ali Abdulrida, Jaafar Abdulrida, Fatima Abdulrida, Suha Abdulrida, and Ali Lutfi Abdulrida.
While the names of the family members who were injured are: Lutfi Abdulrida, Zainab Abdulrida, Laila al-Abbad, Ali Ahmed Abdulrida, Zahra Lutfi Abdulrida, and Sa’ud al-Abbad.
The Saudi ambassador called the families of the injured to comfort them, thanking the Omani authorities for looking after them following the incident.
The Omani police said: “The accident resulted in several deaths and injuries among the Saudi nationals.”
They clarified that there were seven deaths and five injuries and described the injuries as “medium and serious”.
Pictures were published by the police showing the location of the fatal accident where the cars are completely destroyed with one car split into two halves.
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